Tag College of Letters & Science
SuccessWorks helps Letters & Science students translate majors into careers
SuccessWorks, in the College of Letters & Science, collaborates with students early in their career exploration process to match majors and interests to future careers.
Botany professor first to receive new Rebecca Blank Professorship
Professor of Botany Katherine McCulloh will hold the inaugural appointment created to honor Blank's leadership and service and to celebrate recently tenured faculty who mirror her commitment to UW–Madison.
Seed strategy can help restore a biodiversity hotspot
Seeding longleaf pine understories with a mix of native savanna species could help restore one of North America's most biodiverse ecosystems.
Study maps uneasy future of Wisconsin trout populations
Climate change has affected Wisconsin trout species differently: Populations of smaller, brightly colored brook trout have declined, while numbers of larger brown trout have generally increased.
UW mourns an important mathematician and beloved mentor
Georgia Benkart, emeritus professor of mathematics, died unexpectedly on April 29. “Each of her papers was a polished gem,” a colleague says of Benkart. Among many professional distinctions, she served as president of the Association for Women in Mathematics in 2009–11.
Headed in the write direction
The Greater Madison Writing Project at UW–Madison works with teachers in rural Wisconsin school districts, such as Jessica White in Gresham, to offer professional development for educators as well as enrichment opportunities for students and young adult writers.
Dave Black inspired many student journalists at WSUM 91.7
He took special pride in mentoring students, empowering them to make the station truly student-run and use the skills they’ve learned to grow professionally.
Jerome Chazen leaves lasting impact on UW–Madison and the arts
“Jerry was deeply devoted to the arts and to education,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “His commitment to UW–Madison will live on in the Chazen Museum of Art and the many lives he touched.”
How does a spider weave its web?
Integrative Biology Professor Prashant Sharma’s lab studies spiders and their ancestors to ask questions about how their unique forms, such as spinnerets, came about.
UW astronomer tracks galaxies’ “growth spurts” using the new James Webb Space Telescope
Using powerful telescopes and spectroscopy, Michael Maseda studies images of hundreds of galaxies, trying to answer some of the thorniest questions about how they began.
New online bachelor’s in liberal studies adds to growing list of UW–Madison Online degrees
“Students who want to complete their degree but cannot be a traditional residential student should look at what UW–Madison Online has to offer.”
Career and Internship Fair: Opportunities for the future
Students discussed opportunities with a wide range of employers during the fall Career and Internship Fair held at Gordon Dining and Event Center on Sept. 29 and 30.
Wisconsin employers help UW students develop careers
Working hand-in-hand with employers, SuccessWorks creates innovative opportunities for employers and students to connect for networking and skills-building programs.
UW leaders appreciate investment in academic building projects
The legislature’s Joint Finance Committee advanced its version of the state’s 2021-23 capital budget Tuesday, including funding for a new academic facility for the College of Letters & Science at UW–Madison.
Project to create anti-racism education wins Mellon grant
The project will collect oral histories and information, particularly regarding the lived experiences of Black and Native students, to create the new curricula.
UW–Madison senior among finalists for 2021 Rhodes Scholarship
University of Wisconsin–Madison senior Alex Plum competed this year as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and most celebrated college award for…
UW focuses on engaging women in computer sciences
Funding from the grant will allow the computer sciences department to expand pathways for students including strategies to encourage students to enroll in entry level classes, augmenting curricula to create smoother transitions from entry level to more advanced coursework, and providing staff support and funding to develop community and cohorts.